20th November 2020

How to hang a Christmas Wreath on Front Door

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Posted by: tina

Decorating your front door with a Christmas wreath is one of the many traditions for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxford and South East homeowners.

Whether you have a composite door, an aluminium entrance door, a traditional timber door, or a modern uPVC front door, a festive wreath adds Christmas cheer to the entrance of your home.

If you haven’t decided between hanging a fresh holly Christmas wreath or an artificial door wreath, we look at ways to hang a wreath without making holes or damaging the front door.

Depending on the material of your entrance door, you may need to adapt the way you hang your Christmas wreath. We have put together a few ideas.

how to hang a Christmas wreath on front door

Ribbon or twine

A long piece of ribbon or sparkly twine works perfectly. Loop the ribbon around the wreath, hang it over the top of the door and secure it inside by tying it to the letterbox fitting.

If you have an uPVC or an aluminium front door, you can use a suction hook on the back of the door to tighten the ribbon and hold the wreath in place. A suction hook also works well on glass, although they can be temperamental with heavy wreaths, so don’t expect them to hold for the duration of the festive holiday.

Suction hooks are simple to use and easy to attach and remove, and they do not cause any damage to your front door.

if your front door already has a door knocker, you can tie the ribbon to it to hang your Christmas wreath without any damage

A top tip is to use a festive ribbon

how to hang a Christmas wreath on front door

Over the Door Wreath Hangers

Over the door, wreath hangers are a popular choice as they are the easiest and most secure way to hang a wreath with no attachments. Available in a wide range of festive or plain designs and colours in either metal or plastic.

They are designed with a curved hook that holds the wreath on the front, and a square flat edge sits snugly over the top of your front door.

Over the door, wreath hangers can work on most traditional timber doors without a problem. Still, we do not recommend them for modern uPVC doors or composite doors because they can damage weather seals and affect thermal performance.

A top tip for a metal wreath hanger is to add a piece of felt on the back of the hook and a flat edge to prevent it from scratching.

how to hang a Christmas wreath on front door

Magnetic Wreath Hangers

If you have a modern aluminium or composite door, then these front doors are reinforced with steel, so a magnetic wreath hanger could be a perfect choice, as they will attach and hang the Christmas wreath easily.

No Nails, Screws or Sticky pads

If you have a uPVC, aluminium or composite front door, do not use nails or screws to attach a wreath, as this will cause damage to the outer skin and allow moisture into the door affecting both the performance and invalidating your warranty.

Avoid sticky pads and tape, as these can leave marks or remove any coating or paint when peeled off.

How to stop a Wreath from Scratching your Front Door

Covering the back of your wreath with some felt material is advisable to stop any scratches when it moves.

how to hang a Christmas wreath on front door

Modern Door Bow Trend

In recent years, a new Christmas décor trend has been decorating a front door with a large organza bow. Whether it be a traditional red or a rose gold door bow, they are sure to add a touch of elegance to your entrance.

Front door wreaths and bows aren’t the only way to decorate the entrance of your home. Why not place a festive garland with lights on the brickwork around your front door frame? Then there is no risk of damaging your door.

Giving your front door a quick clean before you decorate it with a wreath or bow is also advisable. For information on how to maintain your uPVC door, click here.

With 34 Days till Christmas, the countdown is on. Still, this year, Facebook and Instagram have been awash with images of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and festive light-up decorations, and why not? Whether or not we have installed your front door, we would love to see a photo of your festive front doors!

Enter our 2023 Festive Front Door competition. To be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher, simply head over to our Facebook page and enter our competition.


Like our post and upload an image of your festive front door on the post or your Facebook page and tag @ThamesValleyWindowCompany

The winner of our competition will be announced on Monday, 18th December 2023


2023 Festive Front Door Competition

*Terms and conditions apply.


The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom, including Thames Valley Windows employees and their immediate families.

The competition is live between the 24th of November and the 18th of December at 11:59 p.m.

Entries made outside of these dates will not be counted.

The winner will be randomly selected using an online winner generator.

The winner will be notified within 5 days after the closing date

Thames Valley Windows (the “Promoter”), 44 Longshot Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RL, organised the competition.


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